Below the cat-urine-soaked floorboards were termite-riddled floor joists and sill plates, all requiring very costly reconstruction. The dwelling also lacked a septic system, approved well and modern electric service. Immediately after our purchase a decade ago, the Society did extensive repairs to restore the dwelling’s exterior, but competing priorities at Linchester and elsewhere caused us to reluctantly defer action on the interior. With a new objective of obtaining a residential or commercial tenant to open and watch over the evolving Mill Complex, the Society completed the very costly interior work in 2017.
To acquire tenants, the interior of the dwelling needed new floor joists, flooring, wall finishes, electric, HVAC, bathrooms, etc.